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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training™
This five-day training is designed specifically for individual therapists or skills trainers who are members of an intensively trained DBT team, but have not completed Intensive training themselves. It is meant to assist teams that have hired new staff or experienced turnover by allowing newer team members to get trained in the standard content of DBT. Lecture, video, role-play and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT theory and strategies in depth. Participants agree to attend the entire five days of training, do their best to learn the material, and participate in a willing, committed manner.
The training requires that participants work in an active DBT® program, participate in a consultation team, and will continue learning DBT with a mentor. Only people who have attended the full ten days of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training™ are able to serve as mentors and sponsor team members to a Foundational Training.
- Participate in a DBT Consultation Team.
- Demonstrate Consultation Team strategies used in DBT.
- List the modes, the functions, and the typical treatment agreements made in DBT.
- Implement the structure, goals, and stages of DBT treatment.
- Teach the four DBT skills modules (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance).
- Explain the Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other severe disorders in all required treatment contexts.
- Create DBT treatment plans for clients using targeting procedures.
- Explain the dialectical nature of DBT.
- Demonstrate how dialectics are used in DBT.
- Conduct Cue Exposure and Response Prevention.
- List the steps in Problem-Solving.
- Conduct complete Behavioral Chain Analyses and solution analyses.
- Implement the Cognitive-Behavioral strategies in DBT.
- Identify the levels of validation and the contexts in which they apply.
- Demonstrate the use of validation to balance the change strategies in treatment.
- Demonstrate the different communication strategies of DBT.
- Implement the DBT case management strategies.
- Implement telephone coaching and other generalization strategies of DBT.
- Apply suicide crisis protocols of DBT.
- Discuss the DBT research for different populations.
|8:00||–||8:30||Registration, CE/CME Sign-in|
|8:30||–||10:15||Morning Session 1|
|10:30||–||12:00||Morning Session 2|
|12:00||–||1:00||Lunch on your own|
|1:00||–||2:15||Afternoon Session 1|
|2:30||–||3:45||Afternoon Session 2|
|4:00||–||4:45||Afternoon Session 3|
|4:45||–||5:00||Q&A, Completion of Evaluation, and CE/CME Sign-out|
CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.
Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD
Ronda Oswalt Reitz, Ph.D., is the Coordinator for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. In this role, she is charged with the implementation, support, and evaluation of DBT programming in public mental health settings statewide. Dr. Reitz specializes in large-scale implementation of DBT and has developed comprehensive DBT programming in community mental health systems, inpatient hospitals, and in juvenile and adult forensic settings. Dr. Reitz is also a national trainer-consultant for Behavioral Tech, the treatment dissemination company founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Dr. Reitz is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
Additional Faculty & Presenters
Donald Nathanson, LCSW
Donald Nathanson, LCSW is a clinician specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy currently in private practice in Westchester County, New York. Previously, he was clinical faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he co-directed an outpatient adolescent DBT program, and was the clinical director of the Youth-Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program. Notably, Donald has helped to both clinically research and provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Pre-Adolescent Children (DBT-C). He received his graduate degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 2012. Donald has an extensive research experience working on NIMH-funded trials investigating the feasibility and efficacy of behavioral interventions for pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Disorder, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.
Participants should meet the following criteria:
- Be a current member of an Intensively trained team.
- Be invested in learning DBT to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their usual settings. Participants agree to attend and fully participate in the entire training in a willing, committed manner.
- Have learned DBT in one-day or two-day trainings and/or from self-guided study of the treatment manuals.
- Agree to read the following books before the Foundational Training:
- Linehan, M.M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Manual: Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press.
- Linehan, M.M. (2015). DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets: Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press.
- Linehan, M.M. (1993). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
|Tuition per person||$1,500|
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Please send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer typed applications.
We will review applications in the order they are received. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than April 29, 2019.
Tuition Payment Terms
Your tuition payment is due upon receipt of the invoice; if payment is not received, we may release your space to another applicant. Please contact us at 206.675.8588 to discuss any extenuating circumstances affecting your prompt payment. Application fees and tuition are non-refundable.
Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. We accept credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express), U.S. checks, and bank transfers. All payments must be in U.S. funds; we are unable to accept foreign checks. Please contact Customer Service at 206.675.8588 or at email@example.com for more information about ACH or wire transfer payment options.
Due to the comprehensive nature of this training, there are no cancellations or substitutions available. If extenuating circumstances arise that prevent full attendance, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation. We will do our best to provide alternative options for completing training curriculum.
For a complete list of Behavioral Tech policies and limits of liability, see policies.
Seat Availability for Onsite Events
The number of seats for our open-enrollment workshops and our application-based trainings is limited by the physical training space that is reserved for the event. Please complete your registration or submit your application at your earliest convenience, as we will not guarantee a seat for you until we have received your registration or tuition payment.
If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 four weeks prior to the training so that we may provide you with appropriate service.
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1200 County Rd E
St Paul, MN 55112
This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline. Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state’s regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your licensing or continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at (206) 675-8589 or via email to CE@behavioraltech.org. And for general CE questions, you can review answers to continuing education FAQs or contact us.
CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued. Only participants with 100% attendance will receive credit. Behavioral Tech cannot offer partial credit. Please remember to sign in and sign out each day to document your attendance. Continuing
Education documentation will be emailed to you 4 – 6 weeks after the homework due date.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Behavioral Tech will apply to the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. You will receive a letter via email documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity. The allotted contact hours for this activity = 33.
Mental Health Counselors
Behavioral Tech is approved by a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity. The allocated clock hours for this activity = 33.
Behavioral Tech is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing Medical Education is accepted by the ANCC for nursing certification renewal. The maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated by Behavioral Tech for this activity = 33.
At the end of the training, each Nurse must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy and return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
Behavioral Tech is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated by Behavioral Tech for this activity = 33.
At the end of the training, each Physician must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy and return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.
Behavioral Tech is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program and homework. The number of hours Behavioral Tech has allocated within APA guidelines = 33.
Social Workers- WA
Behavioral Tech will apply to the NASW, Washington State Chapter, Provider Number 1975-166, to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers. Behavioral Tech will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity. The hours of CE allocated for this activity = 33.
Marriage & Family Therapists-MN
Behavioral Tech will apply to the Minnesota Board of Marriage & and Family Therapy for 33 clock hours.